Do the Chiefs finally have a solution to their quarterback problem? Chiefs second-year quarterback injured his knee and ankle in the team’s preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers last night.
#Chiefs QB Tyler Bray suffered knee and ankle injuries vs Green Bay .. Might that be a ticket to IR?
— Randy Covitz (@randycovitz) August 29, 2014
Bray’s injuries may be enough for the Chiefs to place Bray on the injured reserve list, which would allow Kansas City to keep both Aaron Murray and Bray without having both of them on the 53-man roster.
It should be noted the Chiefs did not immediately announce the severity of those injuries so it is not a lock he would end up on the IR. Keep that in mind when developing your own conspiracy theory. But it would help the Chiefs out significantly if the team wants to keep both quarterbacks if they were able to place Bray on the IR.
Bray made the team last year as the team’s third quarterback but he was active for only one game, the season finale in San Diego when the Chiefs sat most of their important starters. To that end it would seem unlikely the Chiefs would need either Murray or Bray in a game situation so it is worth the risk of losing Bray for the season to the IR than trying to clear him through waivers and putting him on the practice squad.
The Chiefs must cut their 75-man roster down to 53 by Saturday afternoon.